Narain Karthikeyan secures podium finish in the first round of the Japanese Championship Super Formula series
Suzuka (Japan), April 19 (IANS)
Indian racer Narain Karthikeyan, driving for team Docomo Dandelion, snatched a podium spot by finishing third in the first round of the 2015 Japanese Championship Super Formula series here Sunday after starting second on the grid.
The Coimbatore-based Karthikeyan, India's first ever Formula One driver, clocked the second fastest lap of the 43-lap race around the 5.8 kilometre circuit with a time of one minute, 41.048 seconds as he came in behind winner Andrew Lotterer and Kazuki Nakajima.
Round 1 (43 laps): Andrew Lotterer (Petronas Toma's) 1 (1hr, 14mins, 01.371secs); Kazuki Nakajima (Petronas Tom's) 2 (01:41:10.855); Narain Karthikeyan (Docomo Dandelion) 3 (01:14:29.077).Published 19 Apr 2015, 20:26 IST